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Death threats prompt music executive to appeal for peace in feud with Taylor Swift

Death threats prompt music executive to appeal for peace in feud with Taylor Swift

Published 22/11/2019

(Reuters) - Music executive Scooter Braun on Friday said his family had received “numerous death threats” over a feud with singer Taylor Swift, and appealed [more…]

High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

Published 20/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis [more…]

‘The ducks have won’: French court says they may keep on quacking

‘The ducks have won’: French court says they may keep on quacking

Published 20/11/2019

DAX, France (Reuters) - The ducks on a small French smallholding may carry on quacking, a French court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint [more…]

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks

Published 20/11/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture [more…]

Replica of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa sells for 552,500 euros

Replica of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa sells for 552,500 euros

Published 19/11/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A 17th-century copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was sold on Tuesday at Sotheby’s auction house in Paris for 552,500 euros [more…]

Miniature Bronte manuscript returns to author’s childhood home

Miniature Bronte manuscript returns to author’s childhood home

Published 19/11/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A miniature manuscript written by the teenage Charlotte Bronte is returning to her childhood home in West Yorkshire after it was bought [more…]

Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artifacts recovered

Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artifacts recovered

Published 18/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - An international crime gang that ransacked ancient sites in southern Italy and trafficked stolen archaeological goods worth millions of euros has been [more…]

Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

Published 18/11/2019

CREWE, England (Reuters) - Jules Wilde has never voted for Britain’s Conservatives and would hate to do so at the Dec. 12 election, yet for [more…]

Choking and crying, Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus

Choking and crying, Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus

Published 18/11/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police laid siege to a university on Monday, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to pin back anti-government protesters [more…]

Timeline: Lebanon’s ordeal – Economic and political crises since civil war

Timeline: Lebanon’s ordeal – Economic and political crises since civil war

Published 18/11/2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Demonstrations against Lebanon’s ruling elite have plunged the country into political turmoil at a time of acute economic crisis, driven by deepening [more…]